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Was Leonardo da Vinci dyslexic?

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Leonardo da Vinci: Coder, lefty, dyslexic, or just plain genius? One thing is true -- he has mystified experts and captured the attention of millions throughout the years. Take this lesson to dig deeper into the complexities of the life of Leonardo da Vinci.

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Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn't always the same. This difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum -- one that doesn't necessarily fit with labels like "normal" and "defective." Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of the human brain. Mona Lisa is one of the best-known faces on the planet. But would you recognize an image of Leonardo da Vinci? Illustrator Siegfried Woldhek uses some thoughtful image-analysis techniques to find what he believes is the true face of Leonardo. If this topic interests you, you may be interested in.... Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain by Maryanne Wolf Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read By Stanislas Dehaene Famous Dyslexic People List compiled by Speld nz The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
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IQ Tests often test visual spatial relationships and questions often look like puzzles. The ability to flip and see a shape in a new situation is valued on an IQ test. Could the highly-intelligent dyslexic brain be doing the same thing when reading with the letter symbols?
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